EHF Timeline

1949-Foundation is Established

1949-Foundation is Established

Ephraim Foundation is established to preserve the Pioneer Schoolhouse. Helen Sohns and Warren Davis are the founders. Foundation helps fund the purchase and repair of the Anderson Dock together with the Village of Ephraim

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1960’s

1960’s

Foundation is given a long-term lease for Anderson Store by the Village Adlai Hardin carves a new memorial pole in the Anderson Store for Peninsula State Park

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1970’s

1970’s

The Olga Dana Green and Goodletson Cabin are donated to the Foundation

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1980’s

1980’s

Foundation and Village hire Researcher Claudette Steger to perform an historical survey Historic properties are entered on the National Register Foundation acquires the Smith property, later sold to the Village for Information Center Foundation is awarded the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Achievement Award Foundation acquires the historic 1880s Anderson…

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1990’s

1990’s

Anderson Barn Museum restoration is completed and opens to the public Foundation publishes Wiley’s Did the Eagle Get You, Dr. Moss? Bring Your Own Chair (later, History Speaks) lecture series is established Walking Tours of the village are initiated First annual Gibraltar 3rd Graders Tour Sally Jacobson is hired as…

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2000’s

2000’s

Foundation acquires and endows the Anderson Store with funds from an anonymous donor Foundation spearheads the celebration of Ephraim’s Sesquicentennial and publishes Half a Century with the Ephraim Foundation Amazing Grazing cookbook is published Name is changed to The Ephraim Historical Foundation, Inc. to reflect its mission and focus Historic…

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2010’s

2010’s

Foundation’s first tram is purchased with donated funds and tram tours are initiated Foundation signs easement agreement to protect Bethany Lutheran Church historic properties Foundation becomes the depository for the safe keeping of Bethany Church, Ephraim Yacht Club, and Peninsula State Park records Dr. Thea Thompson is hired as professional…

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